Jorge Martin takes the sprint race win in France, ahead of Binder, as Bagnaia and Marques scrap for third.
The Tissot Sprint at Le Mans was another jaw dropper with Prima Pramac Racing’s Jorge Martin taking his first Sprint win in MotoGP. He was chased to the flag by KTM’s Brad Binder. But the main battle was for third between Francesco Bagnaia on the Lenovo Ducati and Honda’s Marc Marquez with the two actually trading paint at one point and Bagnaia gesticulating at the Honda rider for the aggressive overtaking.
KTM’s Jack Miller was also an early contender, but slide off early in the race, with a low side at the notorious Museum corner. Marquez was then caught late in the race by Luca Marini to take 4th place. Johann Zarco came home in 6th behind Marques.
Shock of the day was local hero Fabio Quartararo crashing out of the race on his Monster Energy Yamaha, much to the dismay of the packed French crowd. Quartararo was unhurt, but is clearly still struggling with the off-pace Yamaha.